9 Bodies of Easter revellers at beaches washed ashore


Nine bodies have been retrieved from two beaches near Accra.  They are all males and believed to have drowned during the Easter festivities when many people went to the beaches to have fun.

Five bodies were washed ashore along the Kokrobite and Bojo beaches, while the rest were found by fishermen at the Sakumono Beach.

Reports indicate that the bodies were in decomposing states, but the police, who conveyed the bodies, said they could still be identified by family members. Found by fishermen

The Weija District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Shaibu Osei, told the Daily Graphic in a telephone interview that two bodies were found at the Bortianor Beach and one at the Kokrobite Beach about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

He said about 11 a.m. yesterday, the police received information from some fisherfolk that two more bodies had been found along the Bortianor Beach. Bodies identified 

As of the time of going to press, the bodies that had been retrieved last Tuesday had been identified by family members.

Mr Osei gave their names as Felix Kojo Ofori, 21; Richard Ameko, 21, and Evans Akuoku, 18.

He said the bodies had been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy, while the two which were yet to be identified had been conveyed to the Police Hospital morgue. 

“The coastal line here stretches from Kokrobite through Oshiyie, Aplaku, Bojo to Lamgba. At a point we had to use a boat to cross the Densu River before we could recover one of the bodies,” he said. Beach managers overwhelmed 

Mr Osei said although the beaches had coast guards, the number of people who patronised them on Easter Monday was overwhelming.

The Sakumono District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Alex K. Wowolo, told the Daily Graphic that the police had information about 1 p.m. that the bodies had been washed ashore after some fishermen had spotted them.

He said the police conveyed the bodies to the Police Hospital morgue after some family members had identified them.   

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